Paulina Wright Davis to "My Dear Sister", ca. August 1869
Davis, Paulina W., 1813-1876 (Author)My Dear Sister (Addressee)
Davis writes, presumably to Hooker, about the deteriorating relationships among those in the women's movement, and the abolitionist movement. She says: "I am certain that these miserable quarrels among reformers do more harm than any and all other things combined. Look at Mr. Garrison's position in feud with half his old warm friends. Phillips with his hand against everyman not on some great principle but some miserable permeability. The Mrs. Ball at war with all the women in Boston or they with her... we don't deserve justice until we learn mercy so each others faults... I pity Lucy Stone from my heart I believe she is at times insane or I think she could not do what she does but I could not trust any profession of friendship from her and this is more than I ever said to anyone else about her but I went through such a bitter experience years ago and learned then to stand alone. I pity Elizabeth Stanton too not in the same way she is grieved, hurt pierced to the very heart, a whole avalanche of rude [illegible] beside the hard thrusts of criticism."
Isabella Beecher Hooker and John Hooker Papers
Box 2, Folder 5
Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Paulina Wright Davis to "My Dear Sister", ca. August 1869, Isabella Beecher Hooker and John Hooker Papers, D.292, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights. In one or more jurisdictions, laws other than copyright are known to impose restrictions on the use of this Item. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information. http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-OKLR/1.0/
The Isabella Beecher Hooker and John Hooker Papers are open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
755 Library Road
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
Phone: (585) 275-4477
Fax: (585) 273-1032